Alby Maras

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ ON THE BORDER WITH DAVID VILE -

WARM­ING up the Cum­mins en­gine in his Ford Louisville and tak­ing the time to have a chat with Big Rigs re­cently was Alby Maras of Jin­gel­lic, in south­ern New South Wales.

Alby had the 1984-model LNT tip­per on dis­play at the an­nual His­toric Ma­chin­ery Rally in Cor­ry­ong which saw a range of his­toric and re­stored trucks on show.

Alby has owned the Ford for seven years, ini­tially us­ing it as a work­horse be­fore re­tir­ing the truck.

“It’s done over a mil­lion k’s, it was worked to death and I have re­built it from the ground up over five years,” he said.

The 903 Cum­mins un­der the Ford’s bon­net puts out 295 horse­power and is cou­pled to a 13-speed Road-Ranger, with the cabin and in­te­rior be­ing over­hauled as well as the body and me­chan­i­cals.

Alby runs the Louisville on club regis­tra­tion and uses it to tow a trailer with his Cham­ber­lain trac­tor to ma­chin­ery shows around south­ern New South Wales and north-east­ern Vic­to­ria.

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